Do you ever find yourself in a bubble of time where you regularly vacillate between analyzing your past and dreaming about your future? Perhaps you experienced wounds or failures that can threaten how you perceive your destiny potential if you don’t ‘clean house’ and move into victory mode. Maybe today is painful and it would be easier to escape into another time zone somehow.
Reflection is a super, necessary tool, as long as we don’t allow ourselves to continually camp out in ‘Analysis Paralysis’.
Dreaming BIG stretches us, sometimes so much that we can get frustrated if we are not walking into those hopes and visions NOW. It does take time to build those blueprints into concrete reality.
In the process of learning from our past experiences and moving into what’s ahead though, often we forget to live in the Present. If our eyes are looking simultaneously in the rear view mirror and the windshield as we fast forward through life, we might fail to notice the person sitting next to us, what Spirit is revealing to our heart for the day, or some sweet memory-in-the-making. We only get to experience the gift of NOW once.
There are plenty of seasons of my life that I simply do not remember any more. Part of the reason, I think, is because I was so busy looking backward or forward, that I missed being fully aware and alive enough to remember those times as they were unfolding.
Let’s make sure we don’t neglect to be ‘nowfully’ present. Sit in the floor and play with your children while they are young, today, because one day soon they will grow up. Take time out from your hard work to enjoy THIS moment . . . it will keep you grounded and grateful so that you are primed for what is next.
A favorite song of mine by Downhere called “Don’t Miss Now” :
(I’ve made it my ringtone)
The life you chose –
There’s never a list for it
Of cons and pros
You find what you love, and you commit
And you’re looking so far down
The road so well
That you could forget your crown
Isn’t just somewhere else
And though the price you pay
Is costlier than it seems
It’s worth another day
The end justifies your means
All that you’re working for
Could blind you to the treasures all around you
So don’t miss these moments, please
The joy before the crown you seek
You get bumped and bruised and worse
For choosing the road less traveled
You know the reward is rich
If you persist through the darkest battles
Open your eyes,
Your prize is right before you, somehow
Whatever you do, just don’t miss now
Don’t Miss Now